• POLARIS POINT, Guam (Jan. 23, 2018) Yeoman 2nd Class Tara Spencer mans the rails as the submarine tender USS Frank Cable (AS 40) returns to Apra Harbor. Frank Cable departed Guam March 7, 2017, supporting maritime expeditionary operations in the 3rd Fleet area of operations and underwent a dry-dock phased maintenance availability at Vigor…

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  • SASEBO, Japan (Jan. 23, 2018) Quartermaster 3rd Class Jake Begonia uses a telescopic alidade to determine the bearing of the amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard (LHD 6) prior to the ship’s departure from Sasebo, Japan. Bonhomme Richard is underway conducting a Readiness for Sea assessment ahead of a regularly scheduled patrol in the…

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  • PEARL HARBOR (Jan. 22, 2018) The amphibious dock landing ship USS Pearl Harbor (LSD 52), with the embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU), arrives for a port visit. Pearl Harbor, part of the America Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 15th MEU and under the operational control of Amphibious Squadron (PHIBRON) 3, was operating in the…

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  • SAN DIEGO (Jan 22, 2018) Machinist’s Mate 1st Class William Vest embraces his family during the homecoming of the future San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Portland (LPD 27). Portland, named after the largest city in Oregon, is the 11th San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship and is the third ship to bear the name ‘USS…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 22, 2018) An MH-60S Sea Hawk helicopter assigned to the Wildcards of Helicopter Sea Combat (HSC) Squadron 23 lifts off from the flight deck of the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6). America, part of the America Amphibious Ready Group, with embarked 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, is returning from a 7-month deployment…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 21, 2018) Master-at-Arms 3rd Class Thomas Hocker fires an M4A1 carbine during a small-arms qualification course on the flight deck of aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson Strike Group is currently operating in the Pacific as part of a regularly scheduled deployment. (U.S. Navy Photo by Mass Communication…

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  • YOKOSUKA, Japan (Jan. 21, 2018) A Sailor provides instructions to line handlers while aboard the U.S. 7th Fleet flagship USS Blue Ridge (LCC 19). The ship and crew now enter a final upkeep and training phase in preparation to become fully mission capable for operations. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Adam K.…

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  • PACIFIC OCEAN (Jan. 20, 2018) Two AV-8B Harriers assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) 161 and operating from the amphibious assault ship USS America (LHA 6) and aircraft from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) 2 fly in formation above the aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN 70). Carl Vinson Strike Group is currently operating in the Pacific as…

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Admiral

Scott H. Swift

Commander, U.S. Pacific Fleet